I think this light fixture designed by Philippe Starck has a life beyond its installation at one of his Mama Shelter hotels in France. Inflatable pool floats are threaded onto a tubular suspension light, creating a bright and funky fixture that would surprise any summer kitchen. Worry-worts, do not fear: a casing around the bulb keeps the plastic toys from melting.
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.